Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina is launching two exciting new exhibitions this month and welcomes community and visitors to the Gallery.
The Widening Gyre | Alex Mankiewicz
Byron Bay artist Alex Mankiewicz presents paintings in response to WB Yeats’ The Second Coming. Reflecting upon the crises of our current moment (Covid-19) and the environmental and societal stress already present before the pandemic. Countering fear and anomia – the sense that social order is collapsing – two series draw upon myths and musings of the past to add context and perspective to the present.
2020 Graduates and Program Relaunch | SCU Art & Design
Projects from the graduates of SCU, Art and Design 2020 along with a selected showcase of works from members from the undergraduate community.
2020 graduates worked through lockdown, facing limited access to studio and facilities. They showed resilience through collaboration and dedication to developing their creative voices. Diverse works spanning ecological ephemeral sculpture, multi-channel installation, wild narrative painting, to the now infamous facemask—embroidered with feminist aphorisms. Concerns distinct to the Northern Rivers are balanced with a vitality of aesthetic investigations, pertinent to contemporary national and international conversations in visual culture.
All exhibitions open Wednesday 30 June 2021 and continue until Sunday 22 August 2021. The official launch event is Thursday 8 July from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Bookings are essential and may be made via the NRCG website. Sign up to NRCG E-news for the ticket release date.
The Northern Rivers Community Gallery is located at 44 Cherry Street Ballina and is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and weekends from 9.30am until 1:00pm. For further information contact the Gallery on 02 6681 0530 www.nrcgballina.com.au